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Our Publication Scheme

As part of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we are required to have a Publication Scheme and have adopted the standard Publication Scheme published by the Information Commissioner's Office.

The Scheme sets out the kind of information we routinely make available to the public as part of our normal business activities. 

It points to information we are required by law to make public and has the intention of making information available, easy to find and use, without people having to contact the Council. 

A large amount of information is already available on this website, but if you want more information contact us and if we can supply it, we will. 

Local transparency - make an FOI request

If you would like information, which is not listed below, you can request this via a Freedom of Information (FOI)  request. 

 

Expenditure exceeding £500 

Expenditure above £500 is published on a monthly basis, once data has been analysed and coded. Expenditure on Purchase Cards or Corporate Credit Cards is published for all values of spend on a monthly basis, once data has been analysed and coded. This information can be found in the Council's payments to suppliers webpage.

 

Procurement information 

Contract Register

An up to date list is available of all current contracts either awarded by or participated in by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council which is published via the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) procurement portal.

The contract register includes details of all contracts, commissioned activity and framework agreements. This register is updated as new contracts are awarded and will therefore always include the latest information, rather than publishing a static register.

Invitations to Tender (ITTs) with contract values over £5,000 or the applicable Local Authority Tender threshold

All current ITTs are published via the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) via the Opportunities Portal.

In order to see Stockton opportunities please follow this process:

  • click on "Search Latest Opportunities"
  • select "Stockton Borough Council" from the Organisation dropdown box
  • click Search tab (this will display all opportunities that are open to all suppliers, including Invitations to Tender)

This function is updated as new ITTS are published and will therefore always include the latest information, rather than publishing a static record of Tenders.

Grant Register

A list of grants paid by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council during the last financial year can be found on the Council's payments of grants page.

 

Council land and property register

The register contains details of our land and building assets and can be found on the land and property owned by the Council webpage.

  

Parking account and parking spaces

For information relating to parking, this information is contained in our Annual Parking report, which can be found on our car parking page.

Senior salaries

Details of senior officers earning more than £50,000 (PDF) [159KB] .

  

Constitution

The Council's Constitution is available for you to read. If you would like to see the Constitution in person contact 01642 527060.

  

Pay dispersion

This information shows the relationship between remuneration of chief officers and the remuneration of other staff. This information is available on our Working for the Council page as part of our Pay Policy Statement.

  

SIRF research report

Market research report commissioned for Stockton International Riverside Festival, which took place in Stockton.

The research involved interviews with randomly sampled members of the audience during the festival to:

  • measure aspects of the visitor experience and perceptions of the festival
  • consider the economic impact of the festival on Stockton

Read the Stockton International Riverside Festival 2019 market research report. (PDF) [629KB]

  

Children in our care

When a child or young person is looked after, they might live with an 'in-house' council foster carer; an independent foster carer; or with carers in a children's home. 

The table below shows the number of children residing in each type of placement mentioned above, in the last five financial years.

  Dates

Foster Care - Local Authority Foster Carer

Foster Care - Independent Foster Agency (IFA)

Children's Home

Foster Care - Kinship (Friends and Family)

Placed with Parents

Other

01.04.2022 to 31.03.2023

177146112220128139

01.04.2021 to 31.03.2022

20114310225713989

01.04.2020 to 31.03.2021

18912610025312994

01.04.2019 to  31.03.2020 

225

124

92

237

159

89

 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2019 

220

102

88

152

108

94

 

NB The figures above are taken from the data available on our system on 22.02.2024. Some children will have experienced a change of placement type within the reporting year and will therefore have been counted in more than one category.

Other placements include (but are not limited to) adoptive placements; independent living placements; secure units; family assessment centres; Young Offenders Institutions; and placements within a Health or NHS Trust.

 

Public contracts regulations and performance

In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (regulation 113), Stockton Borough Council publishes its payment performance with contracted suppliers for the financial year ending 31 March for payment of valid invoices within 30 days. 

The statistics detail Stockton Council's performance in relation to:

  1. the percentage of undisputed invoices paid within 30 days 
  2. the amount of interest paid to suppliers due to late payment 
  3. the amount of interest liability due to suppliers due to late payment 

Financial Year (ending March)

Invoices paid within 30 days (%)

Interest paid to suppliers due to late payment (£)

Interest whether or not claimed, liable to be paid to suppliers (£)

2017 to 2018

96.8

0

15451.27

2018 to 2019

95.9

0

98815.77

2019 to 2020

95.2

0

187817.58

2020 to 2021

97.1

0

44866.57

2021 to 2022

97.8

0

39779.75

2022 to 2023

97.2

0

53052.86